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The Careenage

Bridgetown, Barbados
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Ranked #15 of 24 attractions in Bridgetown
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: A scenic inlet into the center of Bridgetown, lined with boats.
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The Careenage is an inlet that cuts into the heart of the town, the wharf is a spectacular melee of colour and energy. Merchant and navy ships used to be grounded here for repairs, it is now a pleasant Marina.If you like water and boats as I do, it is a lovely place to sit with a drink and stare!

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157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The Careenage and Harbour used to be a garbage strewn muddy dump. Now they have spent years cleaning it up and landscaping the surrounds. They have even restored the lift bridge to working order. However now that the area has been cleaned up and the water is far less murky (polluted?) turtles have started to appear, largely attracted by the... More

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Sweetwater, Florida, United States
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84 reviews 84 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Bar lounge type setting, clean and friendly. Nice "pub" style menu. Drinks are great and wonderful view of the pools and ocean.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

When in Bridgetown, find the boardwalk which takes you along the careenage where you the yachts are moored within the city. You have a vantage view of parliament, Nelson square and a look back into Broad Street. This boardwalk also takes you to the bridge across which is the Waterfront café, a must visit when in Barbados. During the day,... More

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Montreal, Canada
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305 attraction reviews
538 helpful votes 538 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We visited Bridgetown on a cruise in the Caribbean and after doing some sightseeing in the nearby area , we stopped for a beer in a bar alongside the Careenage . The view is great and it is the perfect spot to see and appreciate the way of living in the Barbados . It is also a great spot to... More

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Ontario, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

At one time, this was quite a colourful attraction, with ships being careened on their sides for repairs. Nowdays, there are some private sailing boats and lots of hot cement on both sides of the carnage. There really isn't much atmosphere here. There are lots of other tourists from cruise ships and it's hot. There are also some panhandlers and... More

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Bridgetown, Barbados
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Many yachts and many benches to sit and relax on both sides, shops and restaurants nearby as well. I love to walk on the boardwalk and sit on the benches to just enjoy the beauty.

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Winchester, England
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285 reviews 285 reviews
59 attraction reviews
504 helpful votes 504 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

To see the Careenage area, with its moored boats of all sizes and many old naval buildings, there are two possibliities. If you are fit and can devote some time to a long walk around the area, that is no doubt best. If, like us, you prefer to absorb the sights from a rental car, you can easily do that... More

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Cornwall United kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

I love this place.Everytime we drive through I look at the lovely old buildings and my mind runs away with what it used to be like.So much history.I hope the buildings stay forever.

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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This watery inlet in the heart of the business area now provides mooring for the tourist catamarans. Schooners used to be careened on their sides to scrape off the barnacles. A public park provides seating for visitors to enjoy the scene overlooked by government office blocks.

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